Should I Get PPF From The Car Dealership?
Some car dealerships offer an enticing package deal for new car buyers that includes paint protection film (PPF), aiming to add value and appeal to the purchase. PPF, a transparent layer applied to the car’s exterior, promises to safeguard the vehicle’s paint from scratches, chips, and environmental elements. While this might seem like a great deal at first glance, it raises the question “Is dealership PPF worth it?” Prospective buyers should carefully consider if the dealership’s PPF service matches the quality and durability offered by specialized vehicle paint protection shops.
Here at AFS, we pride ourselves in the work that we do and in our skill and craftsmanship. Detail and attention to detail are extremely important to us. Time and time again we see cars come in that are looking to have the dealership PPF they had installed removed and replaced with brand-new paint protection film. Many times our talented team of paint protection film experts will find that the dealership has not wrapped the vehicles edges. Not wrapping the vehicle’s edges with PPF means that the car or truck is left only partially protected allowing for dirt and grime to build up along the paint protection film seams.
Another common mistake that dealerships make when installing PPF is not covering the entire hood ofthe vehicle. We have seen a car come in with only a quarter of the hood protected and the mirrors not fully wrapped with PPF, leaving it susceptible to damage from road debris and weather-related elements.
Removing Paint Protection Film
To prep and install the new PPF the right way a steamer is used to gently lift the old PPF, safely removing the film without adhesive behind or repelling paint. It is extremely important to note that it is best to work with an experienced PPF professional like us here at Auto Film Specialists. Experienced professionals are trained to safely and effectively remove older PPF without damaging your vehicle’s paint.
New PPF Installation
Next, after the old PPF has been removed and thoroughly prepped we are ready to install the new PPF. Opting for AFS’s full front package is highly recommended because it will protect all your vehicle’s high-traffic areas – Full hood, full fenders, bumper, mirrors, headlights, and fog lights. Our seamless PPF installation means that we ensure the vehicle’s edges are wrapped seamlessly so that no dirt or grim can come between your vehicle’s paint and PPF.
While opting to have dealership paint protection film installed may seem enticing it is important to remember that many dealerships cut corners and their team are not highly trained paint protection professionals. In the end, working with a professional paint protection and car customization shop can save you money. True professionals will never cut corners and will leave you with a seamlessly detailed paint protection film install. This will save you from spending money on PPF removal and new PPF installation while also ensuring your vehicle’s aesthetic looks its very best.